Coastal Lamb from New Zealand
Coastal Lamb ® are fed exclusively salt pasture grasses the line New Zealands North coast. The salt laden winds blow into the pastures the young lambs graze giving Coastal Lamb® it’s unique mild, clean taste and delicate, succulent texture.
The small or "Petite" lambs have a typical hang weight of 35-45 Lbs ensuring the meat is tender and succulent opposed to larger USA or Australian lambs at 80-100 lbs which result larger cuts with higher fat content and gamey taste.
For more information, videos and the families that raise them please see the COASTAL LAMB Website
Coastal Lamb ® - 8 Rib Center Cut Petite French Rack 12-14oz, 14-16oz, 16-18oz
A standard 8 rib rack is removed between the 4th and 5th ribs and 12th and 13th ribs. Flaps are removed by a straight cut parallel to the back bone from the loin eye measured from the loin end. Chine and feather bones and paddywack and cap are removed, prior to cleanly water frenching 35mm 1.5 inches from rib ends. 8 Rib Racks are professionally weight ranged but all considered Petite or Small.
Coastal Lamb® - Petite Hindshanks
The hindshank is removed from the leg by a straight knife cut through the stifle joint. The knuckle tip is removed at the commencement of the shank meat. Each Petite Hind Shank is approximately 1 lb.
Coastal Lamb® Boneless Loin Eye - Petite Filet
A 1 Rib Bone In Saddle is removed from the carcase between the 12th & 13th rib and below the round of the Aitch bone.Saddle is them deboned (by either hand or machine) and both the fat cap and silverskin are removed, avoiding damage to the loin eye which are trimmed and the ends are squared. Each Petite Filet is approximately 6-7 oz
Coastal Lamb® - Bone Less Sirloin - Small 5 oz Medallions
The medallion are derived from a chump on bone in lamb leg. The sirloin is removed by a straight cut across the leg one fingers space from the ball joint. The fat cap is removed along with any diamond fat. The sirloin follows the natural seam and not be rounded. Excess fat is trimmed off the top of the medallion. Each small medallion is approx 5 oz
Coastal Lamb ®- Small BoneLess netted Leg
Boned Rolled Netted is a very lean and high yeilding lamb leg. A chump on leg is cleanly removed off the aitch bone and separated from the carcass. The shank is removed by a straight cut through the stifle joint and femur bone by tunnel boning. Chump is removed by a straight cut as close to the ball joint as possible. Remove gland and fat under the heel muscle - keep knife scores to a minimum and remove excess fat on cut surfaces. Each Small boneless netted leg weighs approximate 3lbs.
Coastal Lamb ®- Bone In Petite Short Loin - whole
Shortloin saddle removed by saw thru cushion 1st lumbar vertebrae, then by saw cut hard against the 12th rib. The 13 rib is removed by a method to ensure excessive meat removal & fell damage is avoided. After splitting down the spinal centre,tidily remove spinal cord, scrape sawdust & remove any other visible defects prior to packing. Internal fats to be trimmed even with the meat surface which avoids damage to the fillet.
Coastal Lamb ®- Small Bone In Leg
The Leg is removed from the carcase by a clean cut. The Knuckle Tip is removed at the commencement of the shank meat. The Tail, all Cod Fat, Udder Fat plus Flank including Percural Gland and associated fat is removed. The chump is removed by saw cut one fingers space below the ball joint. Any fat around the cut surfaces is bevelled. (CKT=Chump Knuckle Tail off). Each small bone in leg weighs approx 4-5lbs.
By controlling every step from farm to fork, we offer a year round selection of high-quality lamb. We blast freeze our products at -40 °F to maintain peak freshness, locks in taste, reduces crystallization, and seals in vitamins and minerals.
Coastal Lamb ® frozen product freshness is sealed in straight from the farm to your fork !
Since inception the Coastal Lamb Brand of New Zealand has focused on farming sustainably also. They launched their own Coastal Care program to communicate Coastal Lamb sustainability stories effectively with their chefs and consumers.
The focus of Coastal Care is looking at the following elements and how they combine to create biodiversity. Biodiversity is a great measure of the health and sustainability of the Coastal Lamb farm environments with salt pasture grazing 365 days a year.